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Table 2 Selection criteria for sustainable energy planning. From [23]

From: Microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass––a contribution to power Africa

Criteria Indicators
Technical Efficiency, exergy efficiency, primary energy ratio, safety, reliability, maturity.
Economical Investment cost, operation and maintenance cost, fuel cost, electric cost, net present value, payback period, service life, equivalent annual cost.
Environmental NOx emission, CO2 emission, CO emission, SO2 emission, particles emission, non-methane volatile organic compounds, land use, noise.
Social Social acceptability, job creation, social benefits.